Katie Yoder works as the assistant culture editor for the Media Research Center. As the Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow, Katie's coverage has been instrumental on a variety of issues in relation to the media including marriage, feminism, entertainment and religion, with a special focus on abortion. Katie has covered life issues from the March for Life and the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell to the videos exposing Planned Parenthood's harvesting of baby parts. Her work has received attention from numerous media outlets including Fox News, The Washington Times, EWTN, HLN, and One America News Network. Katie has spoken on these issues in both radio and TV appearances. Before her current position, Katie interned at The Heritage Foundation after graduating from the University of Virginia with a major in English and a minor in Foreign Affairs.

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March 22, 2017, 4:29 PM EDT

According to a new American study, stay-at-home moms are worth a $143,102 paycheck. But an Australian columnist didn’t take that into consideration for her latest piece. Sarrah Le Marquand, editor at RendezView and Stellar, describes herself as a “mum of two” in her Twitter bio. But that didn’t keep her from writing on what she called the “one issue guaranteed to trigger hysteria”: stay-at-home moms. Nor did it stop her from demanding the government mandate that mothers work – in the name of “gender equality.”

March 21, 2017, 4:25 PM EDT

“Wonder Woman” is victorious even in an abortion-obsessed Hollywood. Celebrating pregnancy as her true “super power,” actress Gal Gadot recently welcomed a new baby girl into her family. On Monday, the 31-year-old Wonder Woman star revealed the birth of her second daughter, Maya, via Instagram to her nearly 4 million followers. 

March 21, 2017, 3:46 PM EDT

While the View crew disagreed on how, all of them appeared to defend The Blaze host Tomi Lahren following her recent comments on abortion. But then, the show boasts a long history of supporting abortion – and bashing pro-lifers. On Monday, View co-host Whoopi Goldberg criticized the “backlash” Lahren received after calling herself “pro-choice” on the show last week. The conversation sparked a heated debate among the hosts about the possibility of being both a “constitutional conservative” and “pro-choice.”

March 21, 2017, 2:02 PM EDT

In a Hollywood obsessed with sex and abortion, it’s unheard of for a music video to star an unborn baby. Until this week. Released Monday, British singer James Blake’s latest music video stars a pregnant Natalie Portman “just days” before she gave birth to daughter Amalia.

March 21, 2017, 10:16 AM EDT

Hollywood is using a film with pro-life themes to fund abortion giant Planned Parenthood. On April 8, the makers of Juno are hosting a live read of the movie’s script as a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood. The Los Angeles reading will feature an all-female cast, including original Juno stars Ellen Page and Jennifer Garner. The hit 2007 movie followed the story of a teenager who gives up her baby for adoption following an unplanned pregnancy.

March 18, 2017, 2:15 PM EDT

Lifetime believes in a time for death too. Next month, the network is bringing a euthanasia-centered series to an American audience. Mary Kills People follows Mary Harris (Caroline Dhavernas), a single mother and ER doctor, as she pursues the night job of illegally killing the terminally ill so that they can die “on their own terms.”

March 17, 2017, 1:51 PM EDT

While many in the media and Planned Parenthood and repeatedly insist that Americans taxpayers don’t pay for abortion, they’re keeping quite about state funding for abortion. According to the Guttmacher Institute (GI), which once boasted ties to Planned Parenthood, 17 states use taxpayer money to fund abortion.

March 16, 2017, 3:25 PM EDT

Planned Parenthood is a hot topic in the media right now – but only when it comes to playing defense. The networks are silent on the abortion giant's many offenses. Multiple videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s gruesome practices now boast more than 55 million views on social media. But the three broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, NBC) still haven’t mentioned them.

March 14, 2017, 2:49 PM EDT

A Fox News host just pressured Planned Parenthood to answer something the liberal media never ask: What does abortion end? Is it a life – a human being? On Monday, Planned Parenthood Executive Vice President Dawn Laguens appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight to discuss the new GOP health-care plan that promises to defund her organization, which is America’s largest abortion provider.

March 13, 2017, 2:46 PM EDT

Scandal star Kerry Washington will help produce an upcoming film grappling with abortion – adding to her history of pushing the topic in Hollywood. On Thursday, The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Washington will serve as co-producer for a Warner Brothers film adaptation of The Mothers, a New York Times best-seller by Brit Bennet. The star’s production company confirmed the news, tweeting, “so excited.”

March 10, 2017, 1:12 PM EST

Comedian Stephen Colbert is defending Planned Parenthood in the wake of the new GOP health-care plan – and it’s no laughing matter. During Thursday’s The Late Show, host Stephen Colbert criticized the new health-care plan, or, as he called it multiple times, “TrumpCare.”

March 9, 2017, 2:57 PM EST

In “A Day Without a Woman” coverage, the liberal media said more by what they didn’t report than by what they did report. On Wednesday, feminist activists organized a nationwide strike to push liberal policy and “highlight the economic power” of women. Following the event, the broadcast networks praised “A Day Without a Woman” for standing up for “women’s rights.” But not once did ABC, CBS or NBC mention the pro-life women the event failed to represent nor the millions of women missing today because of abortion – despite an outcry by several pro-life leaders.

March 8, 2017, 12:28 PM EST

While the liberal media race to count those who miss work for “A Day Without A Woman,” here's a number they’ll likely overlook: 21 million aborted women. On Wednesday, International Women’s Day, feminist activists organized a nationwide strike to push liberal policy and “highlight the economic power” of women. The March 8 strike is the latest event by the Women’s March, a protest inspired by the election of President Donald Trump.

March 7, 2017, 2:34 PM EST

These are the questions the networks refuse to fully address: If abortion is just 3% of Planned Parenthood’s “services,” why doesn’t it stop for the sake of federal funding? Or, if federal funding doesn't go towards abortion, why would the administration halt Planned Parenthood funding? Answers: It isn’t only 3% and money is fungible.

March 6, 2017, 4:18 PM EST

While the liberal media laugh at White House counselor Kellyanne Conway for calling feminism “pro-abortion,” one of today’s most prominent feminists is arguing, at the same time, that denying abortion is “pro-death.” The Week contributor and Santa Barbara Independent columnist Starshine Roshell recently interviewed Gloria Steinem on everything from the new administration to the feminist movement. And abortion, or “reproductive rights,” was of particular interest to both of them. 

March 6, 2017, 12:43 PM EST

Beauty and the Beast star Emma Watson is an outspoken feminist and defender of gender equality. But, to her, that doesn’t include championing the rights of unborn baby girls (or boys). Vanity Fair recently filmed Watson giving advice remotely through an iPad at New York's Grand Central Station. For just two dollars, the magazine’s “man on the street” Derek Blasberg promised commuters that the 26-year-old actress would answer any question. 

March 3, 2017, 3:26 PM EST

In the past, the liberal media have either spun or omitted their coverage of abortion and the pro-life movement. But now there’s a new media source to turn to: EWTN’s Pro-Life Weekly. On Friday, the EWTN Global Catholic Network, together with Susan B. Anthony List, will launch a half-hour weekly program to engage viewers with pro-life news while promoting a culture of life. Beginning March 3, Pro-Life Weekly will air each week at 11 p.m. EST Fridays, 10 a.m. EST Sundays and 3 a.m. EST Mondays.

March 3, 2017, 10:34 AM EST

Both Hollywood and MTV are in cahoots with America’s largest abortion provider. But that isn't stopping one star from speaking out in defense of the unborn. In a string of recent tweets, MTV personality Jessica (Jess) McCain argued against abortion as a witness to unborn babies. “[P]regnancy isn’t a sickness, abortion isn’t a cure,” she urged her 38,000 followers Thursday. 

March 1, 2017, 11:44 AM EST

It’s OK when the feminist media say it, but not when Kellyanne Conway says it: today’s feminism stands for abortion. On Friday, MSNBC correspondent Ari Melber, filling in for Lawrence O’Donnell on The Last Word, invited panelists to discuss (or, rather, attack) Conway for her recent comments on feminism. All three – CBS News Sunday Morning contributor Nancy Giles, Fordham University associate professor Christina Greer and Daily Beast senior editor Erin Gloria Ryan – criticized Conway for linking feminism with abortion.

February 27, 2017, 3:41 PM EST

It happened at the Golden Globes, New York Fashion Week and, now, the Oscars: America’s largest abortion provider is becoming a “fashion statement.” And, in addition to entertainment news and women’s magazines, the broadcast networks are beginning to notice the trend. Following Sunday evening’s 89th Academy Awards ceremony, NBC anchor Natalie Morales reported on the red carpet “glitz and the glamour” that “was also mixed with politics.”